Setting up your validator node has never been so easy. Get your validator running in minutes by following step by step instructions.

Chain ID: evmos_9001-2 | Latest Version Tag: v11.0.2

Setup validator name

Replace YOUR_MONIKER_GOES_HERE with your validator name


Install dependencies

Update system and install build tools

sudo apt -q update
sudo apt -qy install curl git jq lz4 build-essential
sudo apt -qy upgrade

Install Go

sudo rm -rf /usr/local/go
curl -Ls | sudo tar -xzf - -C /usr/local
eval $(echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin' | sudo tee /etc/profile.d/
eval $(echo 'export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/go/bin' | tee -a $HOME/.profile)

Download and build binaries

# Clone project repository
cd $HOME
rm -rf hub
git clone
cd hub
git checkout v11.0.2

# Build binaries
make build

# Prepare binaries for Cosmovisor
mkdir -p $HOME/.evmos/cosmovisor/genesis/bin
mv target/dist/evmos $HOME/.evmos/cosmovisor/genesis/bin/
rm -rf build

# Create application symlinks
ln -s $HOME/.evmos/cosmovisor/genesis $HOME/.evmos/cosmovisor/current
sudo ln -s $HOME/.evmos/cosmovisor/current/bin/evmos /usr/local/bin/evmos

Install Cosmovisor and create a service

# Download and install Cosmovisor
go install[email protected]

# Create service
sudo tee /etc/systemd/system/evmosd.service > /dev/null << EOF
Description=evmos-main node service

ExecStart=$(which cosmovisor) run start

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl enable evmosd

Initialize the node

# Set node configuration
evmosd config chain-id evmos_9001-2
evmosd config keyring-backend test

# Initialize the node
evmosd init $MONIKER --chain-id evmos_9001-2

# Download genesis and addrbook
curl -Ls > $HOME/.evmos/config/genesis.json
curl -Ls > $HOME/.evmos/config/addrbook.json

# Add seeds
sed -i -e "s|^seeds *=.*|seeds = \"\"|" $HOME/.evmos/config/config.toml

# Set pruning
sed -i \
  -e 's|^pruning *=.*|pruning = "custom"|' \
  -e 's|^pruning-keep-recent *=.*|pruning-keep-recent = "100"|' \
  -e 's|^pruning-keep-every *=.*|pruning-keep-every = "0"|' \
  -e 's|^pruning-interval *=.*|pruning-interval = "19"|' \

Download latest chain snapshot

curl -L | tar -Ilz4 -xf - -C $HOME/.evmos
[[ -f $HOME/.evmos/data/upgrade-info.json ]] && cp $HOME/.evmos/data/upgrade-info.json $HOME/.evmos/cosmovisor/genesis/upgrade-info.json

Start service and check the logs

sudo systemctl start evmosd && sudo journalctl -u evmosd -f --no-hostname -o cat

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